Check out these events around Tampa Bay in August to find something fun and relaxing to do.

Foreigner and Cheap Trick

When: Wednesday, August 2; 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Both Foreigner and Cheap Trick turn 40 this year and to celebrate, they’re touring together. Celebrate their 40th Anniversary Tour with music, fun, memories, and nostalgia. Don’t think about how old you feel. Let the music make you feel young again.  Learn more.

Metrocon 2017

When: Thursday, August 3 - Sunday, August 6
Where: Tampa Convention Center 

If you love anime, or even just like it a little, Metrocon is the convention for you. This year’s theme is “Faithful versus Fallen.” There will be costumes and cosplay, gaming events, panels, workshops, and contests. Learn more

Festival of Inner Peace

When: Friday, August 4; 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: USF School of Music, Tampa

We could all use more inner peace. For one evening take a meditative journey to inner peace with singers, musicians, and dancers. Attend for free while tickets are still available.  Learn more.

Bolts Brew Fest

When: Saturday, August 5; 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Amalie Arena 

What’s a good way to beat the summer heat? How about the Tampa Bay Lightning and beer? You’ll have the chance to taste over 100 craft beers from 50 local and national breweries. Buy a ticket to attend and receive a voucher for a ticket to a preseason Lightning game. Learn more.

Motown the Musical

When: Tuesday, August 8 - Sunday, August 13; 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Carol Marsani Hall, Straz Center

Did you listen to Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, and other Motown stars back in the day? Enjoy their music again and the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy in Motown the Musical. You’ll hear classic songs like “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” plus much more. Learn more.

Melon and Taco Fest

When: Saturday, August 12
Where: Ybor City

In the heat of the summer one thing guaranteed to cool you off is a nice, juicy, sweet watermelon. Come enjoy that and more at this year’s Melon and Taco Fest in Ybor City. Food trucks and restaurants will be on hand with unique menus. Enjoy live music, and laugh along with Gallagher the Comedian. Learn more.

Stitcher Paradise

When: Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19
Where: Grand Hyatt, Tampa

Love quilting? Don’t miss Florida’s premiere summer quilting event, Stitcher Paradise. Enjoy the quilt market and meeting other quilters from across the state. Attend workshops and classes to learn more. Find new patterns, techniques, and friends! Learn more.

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